Boveglio is a village clinging to the mountainside not far from Benabbio on the road towards Collodi and Pescia. It belongs to the Comune di Villa Basilica and has a population of about 150 people.
Little of the ancient village is visible from the road. I parked at the top and walked down the steep path to explore. One of the first things I noticed was the lovely gardens, many filled with hydrangeas in bloom. My visit was a little while ago, so they are probably past their best now.
Come for a walk through Boveglio…
The village was bigger than I expected. There were several narrow streets spreading up and down the incline.
I came to the piazza where I found a bar beside the statue dedicated to fallen soldiers.
From the terrace I had an excellent view of the village and surrounds.
Then it was back up to the top.
Boveglio is delightful. The gardens are beautifully cared for. Most houses are built of grey stone, so it could quite drab without the riot if colour provided by the lovely flowers. Thank you to the green fingered gardeners who made this walk through the village so joyful.
Summer is a busy time in Bagni di Lucca. Here are some more events coming up.
Sunday 5th is a busy day with 2 events.
The inauguration of a photographic exhibition of immigtation stories will be at the Oratorio della Madonna del Rosario in Casabasciana. This is one I would love to see. The exhibition will be there until 19th August.
I love sbandieratori! I wish I could be in Brandeglio to see the flag throwers. Let’s hope it is a fine day on Sunday.
…and another in San Cassiano di Controne.
This is a list I found with lots of upcoming events…something for everyone.
This is a list of events in Casabasciana.
Outdoor cinema seems to be popular this summer. I’m sure these events will be well attended.
The beautiful pool in Bagni di Lucca was opened to much celebration. Thank you Rosi for taking photos and sharing the event with us.
It would not be an Italian celebration without food.
The pool is in the most magnificent setting with views across the mountains and has all the style of a 1950s movie. It is great that the renovations have enabled it to be open for at least some of the summer season.
Here are some more photos of the gorgeous pool taken by Elizabeth Nelson…a big fan of the pool.
Paul Davies from San Cassiano has been out and about taking photos of the gorgeous wild flowers beside the roads on the way to his pretty village. With all the rain we had this spring they are putting on a great show.
Thank you Paul for letting us see your lovely neighbourhood.
Every season has something wonderful to offer in the villages of Bagni di Lucca.